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  WTTG    Fox 5 Morning News at 425am    News  News/Business. New.  

    November 12, 2012
    4:25 - 5:00am EST  

good morning. it is monday, november 12th. temperatures in the others in some areas. god morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news and let's talk to tucker barnes. >> good morning, guys. a nice start to our monday and, as we get into the afternoon, we'll get some clouds moving in. after a nice weekend featuring temperature in the upper 60s, we'll keep the mild temperature around for one more day. for your day off, make sure you
get out an enjoy the warmer temperatures on the way this week. right now, we're clear across the area and relatively mild. temperatures are running in the others and you can see out to the west, our rainmaker will be that cold front that is now pushing into western ohio, moving through inupped at this hour. i don't think we'll see much rain today. we'll just see the clouds start to move n a little early sunshine and a mostly cloudy afternoon. rain later tonight and for the start of your tuesday. i think by the morning commute tomorrow, we'll have some of the rain showers around as that cooler air starts to work in. behind that front, temperature a good 15 to 20 degrees cooler. that is a very quick look at the forecast. i'll toss it back to you. >> thank you. our top story, congress is demonding more answers and de-
- demanding more answers and information about the rei re-- resignation of david petraeus. the manager a taco bell in columbia confronted people fighting in the parking lot early sunday morning and was shot during the scuffle. he got back into the restaurant and two employees called 911. he is listed in critical condition. police still don't have a motive yet. map accused of being the east coast rapist has reportedly admitted to raping several women. aaron thomas told a rapt we're taxed several women in several states beginning two decades ago but he doesn't know why.
-- told a reporter he attacked several women in several states beginning two decades ago but he doesn't know why. veterans started out as the celebration of armistice ending the first world war. it is now celebrated around the globe as world armistice day and leaders around the world and here at home used it to honor fallen troops. >> the 11th hour of the 11 day in the 11th month is hon ired every year to mark the end of word war i in 1918. president obama commemmorating veterans day here by laying a wreath at the tomb of unknown soldier. >> we take care of our veterans. we take care of your families, not just by saluting you to one day once a year but by fighting for you and your families every
day of every year. >> reporter: in the united kingdom, queen elizabeth attends a remembrance ceremony laying a wreath. in beg jump, crowds gather for a -- in belgium, crowds gather. >> it represents a special day to me to went those people with lives written in stone. >> reporter: the french president president marking armistice day. these british troops in afghanistan hold a memorial service at their base.
in 1954, president eisenhower changed armistice day to veterans day to honor all service members. we still have plenty ahead. your weather, traffic and all of your top stories. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. happy monday, november 12th, 2012. a live look outside at the jefferson memorial as we get things started this morning. we want to welcome you to the show. good morning. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. let's see how the day will look like for today. >> good morning. it will be mild out. the good news is temperatures are going to remain on the mild side but clouds will be moving in here as our next cold front approaches from the west. >> there is nothing like a great day like we had on the weekend in november. it was perfect.
>> i couldn't believe it was november actually. let's get to it and we'll start with numbers that are currently in the low 50s. 52degrees. 52 at dulles. bwi marshall, 41 degrees. if you get the cheering, it doesn't take a lot to get the temperatures back into the 40s. 40s to the north and east this morning. cold front, you can see it there on the left-hand side of your screen. it will be approaching. might be a little early sunshine. we'll cloud up quickly. most of your day shoulded cloudy. the rain will get in here. it will be here for tomorrow morning's commute. and by tomorrow, we'll struggle to get to 50. so you get the idea that we'll have a little reinforcing shot of some cooler air. enjoy today. there you go. cool conditions to start your day. most had cloudy this afternoon. highs in the upper 60s.
>> we knew it couldn't last forever. >> you got it. >> time now to check in with julie wright to see what is happening on the early, early morning commute. >> that is so funny that you said ffer. i got out of the car and i was listening to make it last forever. although i think keith and i were talking about two different things. -- that is so funny that you said forever. no problems reported. light traffic volume expected for the federal holiday. you will find light traffic volume south on 270 coming in out of germantown and gaithersburg. northbound on 395, checking for an incident. we have reports that it is tying up the right side of the roadway. not fining anything as you travel north of duke street. we'll keep an eye on this area and let you know what we find in the next report. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic.
new this morning, more than 07 firefighters were called to a maryland home after flames protect out just before 1:00 a.m. this happened in the 300 block of wild willow way. two adults and one child were inside the home but they were able to make it out okay. a house in montgomery county also total loss of a late night fire there. take a look at this picture. that home totally engulfed in flames there. this happened around 10:00 last night. no one was hurt during this, thankfully. investigators have not yet said anything about what caused that fire either. the manager of of a tang owe bell restaurant is fighting for his life after being shot while trying to break up a fight. -- the manager of a taco bell restaurant. >> he confronted two people who were fighting and then he was
shot. the victim is listed in critical condition. investigators hope dramatic surveillance video will help them catch the two men who held i'm 7-elevealexandria t happened the same night hurricane sandy hit. police believe the robbery might be related to similar crimes in the case. if have you any information, please call at alexandria police department and you can remain anonymous. kwame brown will learn his fate tomorrow. he is set to be sentenced for bank fraud and campaign violation charges. he resigned in june. brown is facing one year in jail but prosecutors are urging the judge to sentence him to six days in jail and three years supervised reclose. congress wants more details into the extramarital affair of former cia director david petraeus. they want to know why they weren't told sooner and if
national security was ever compromised. fox 5's melanie alnwick has more. >> reporter: david petraeus was due to testify this week. now, some members of congress are questioning the timing of the cia director's resignation. the affair between david petraeus and paula broadwell, the woman who wrote his biography, was uncovered during and fbi investigation into harassing e-mails. a family friend contacted the fbi about those anonymous threatening e-mails which the fbi then traced to broadwell. lawmaker believe the investigation went on for several months and they are asking why they weren't informed earlier. according to the "washington post," petraeus had visited benghazi to find out what happened in the attack. now, with his sudden resignation, his deputy director will testify instead.
>> we have a national security failure along in the making. i do want see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before, during and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> broadwell is married and has two sons. she first met the general in 2006 and traveled to afghanistan in 2010 to begin writing the book. senator dianne feinstein said she doesn't believe there is a link between the resignation and his scheduled testimony. there will be meeting with congressional intelligence leaders wednesday to discuss the affair and the fbi investigation. >> thank you. the man accused of being the east coast rapist reportedly admits to raining several women. aaron thomas spoke to a reporter for the "washington post" from the cell where he is awriting trail. he said he attacked several
women decades ago but he doesn't know why. he said, quote: thomas is scheduled to plead guilty to one case in leesburg at the end of the month. the month. president barack obama paying tribute at a veterans day ceremony at arlinon memorial cemetery. he says the wreath he laid is intended to, quote, remember every service member who has ever worn our nation's uniform. over at the vietnam memorial on the national mall, a special event marked the 30th anniversary of the memorial's dedication and the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the vietnam war. it is the most popular attraction in d.c. with 4 million people visiting every euro. at the world war ii memorial, a few hundred vets were honored. their numbers are dwindling since the war ended 67 years ago. and the veterans are now in their 80s and 90s.
the world war ii memorial is the most recent addition to the national mall and very impressive if you haven't been down there. >> yes, my kids love to go down there and take in some of the history involved in that. when we come back, we'll talk about one violent flash, a massive explosion that leaves two people dead and dozens of homes damaged. >> we'll hear from a man who helped rescue neighbors and tell you what investigators have already ruled out. stay with us. 
still no word on what caused a massive house explosion that killed two people in indianapolis. the blast and subsequent fire sent many residents running for safety in their pajamas. now, in all, 80 homes were damaged. 31 of them are a complete loss. seven other people were injured. but they are expected to be okay. witnesses say the blast could be felt more than three miles away. >> the whole house shook.
things falling off the walls. we heard people yelling so we went in, pulled out two daughters and then the husband was trappedrd a lot of depre. got him out and then the wife was trapped in a recliner. finally got her out. -- was trapped under a lot of debris. >> a local energy says there were no gas leaks prior to the incident. janet napolitano is visiting some of the hardest hit areas from hurricane sandy. her visit comes when many are still in the dark two weeks after the storm. steps of thousands are still without power and new york governor andrew cuomo has criticized the company for being unprepared for this. power company say they are doing all they can. for the first time since
the 1973 yom kippur war, israel has fired. israel is -- has been fired on by syria. up next, a first for some world fashion designers. >> we'll explain how the fashion show was the first of its kind. first, let's talk to our own fashion expert, tucker barnes. >> thank you very much. we've got a nice start to your day. these miles temperatures, got clouds on the horizon. i'll have the details on the forecast. julie wright is in too. she might have more jokes than traffic to talk about this morning but we'll get the latest from her coming up after the break. 
welcome back. taking a live look at reagan national right now and the temperature there, what does that say, 52? 50? >> 52. >> my eyes aren't so bad. designers from all over the world gather in haiti for the nation's first fashion week. the four-day event was also an opportunity for haitian artists to showcase their work who rarely have a chance to display their designs on bigger stages in new york or paris.
very neat there. let's check in with talker now for weather. >> it was a gorgeous weekend. yesterday, got to 71 degrees. our warmest temperature so far this month at reagan national. we'll enjoy one more warm day today. relatively mild day and then the changes come from the form of rain showers and cooler air tomorrow. this is it right now? >> this is it. >> i got to make sure so i can get the kids out to do the yard work. >> it will feel more like november than september. >> okay. like it is supposed to feel. >> reagan national yesterday, 71 degrees. dulles, 70. bwi marshall, we hit 66 degrees. as i mentioned, our first 70- degree temperature this month and it may be our only one looking down the horizon a little bit into the future, our temperatures will be cooler. 50 in leonardtown.
north and west, not too bad. manassas and culpeper currently running at 43 degrees. these temperatures relatively mild overnight. we'll probably be in the upper 60s for daytime highs. clouds on the horizon, you might get in here. most of your day will feature cluck but not much rain. i don't think we'll see any rain during the daylight hours. this is our cold front, brought some pretty good rains if you were watching the bears game with the texans. they were getting pretty good rain in chicago. it will give us a period of rain around here later tonight and early tomorrow morning. behind the front, the cooler air will start to rush n after enjoying daytime highs in the upper 60s, we'll only be in the 50s tomorrow. much of the week will feature temperatures in the 50s. becoming cloudy. still mild, we observed veterans day today. winds will be picking up at
times getting gusty later this afternoon. cloudy skies, showers developing late. working west to east, we'll start to see the showers. not much of a rebound in temperatures tomorrow. our temperatures on tuesday will be in the low 50s. that is a mistake. 50 on wednesday. there you go, 50s for the rest of the week. so much cooler air on the week. let's do some traffic and get the latest from julie wright and find out what is happening. take it away. >> am i supposed to be telling jokes. is that what i heard you say earlier? >> yes, you got no traffic to talk about. entertain us. >> any time that tucker is standing in front of us, i have avenue got loads of jokes. it's like nonstop. we do have lighter than usual traffic volume. southbound 270 in great shape. those hov rules will be lifted on 270 as well as on your trip
in virginia along 95, 395 and 66. we were checking northbound here at duke street for an incident. we are told from v-d.o.t. it is actually on the southbound side before you reach duke street tying up the right side of the road. no delay continuing southbound. this happens to be ken ill wort avenue both north and southbound here at eastern. the pace good to go between pennsylvania avenue and the d.c. line. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. trains will operate on a saturday schedule. that means stations will open at 5:00 a.m. and close at midnight. parking will be free at all metro operated facilities. riders will also want to add more time to their commute because there will be scheduled track work on the red, orange and green lines. also, no vre or marc service today. i aperson who fell onto metro track will survive. investigators say a man somehow lost conscious' or lost husband balance and fell on to the
tracks at fort totten. he managed to get up and off the tracks by himself. red line trains were single tracking after that incident. a threat penetrating the u.s. border and we are not talking about people or weapons. >> up next, pests invading cargo coming into the u.s., potentially dangerous insect. fox 5's sherry ly has the full story when we return.
a potential threat may be lurking in the billions of tons of cargo that come into the country every year. >> what they are hooking for may be smaller than the naked eye can see but can cause extensive damage. sherry ly goes inside the fight against the enemy invade ores. >> >> reporter: every day, customs and border pot -- patrol are on the hunt.
they are not looking for drugs. >> i'll be searching underneath the plastic. >> they are looking for bugs capable of wreaking widespread devastation. >> we find something usually every day. >> it is david eng's job to prevent invasive pests from getting into the country. >> most people might not think much of it until it backs an outbreak. >> reporter: they can only search a small fraction of the contains are that come in. these insects are more dangerous than you think. he have year, invasive species cause up to $100 billion in damage in the u.s., more than hurricane katrina. >> we are looking for high-risk cargo that comes into the country. >> reporter: ricardo shelter is the port director of baltimore for border patrol. the agency intercepted five insects never seen before. >> you could have crops that are destroyed in the united states. you could have interception of a pest or plant product that
can make people sick. >> reporter: just look at the what the brown stinkbug has done, a native of china first spotted in pennsylvania nearly 15 years ago. >> we are spot picking right now. >> reporter: the stinkbug hit islamorada farmer bob black's orchard hard this year. >> you can see that the stinkbugs have sucked some of of the justice out of the cells. >> he will have to sell these apples for juice. >> more damage than i anticipated. >> reporter: and get half the price he would for a good apple sold in stores. the problem with invasive pests like this is there are no natural predators here so farmerss have to spray to keep the crop damage down. that increases their cost, a cost which is passed onto you in the food you buy. >> how much does it cost me in money? that is a million dollar question. >> reporter: the u.s. department of agriculture's animal and plant inspection service helps identify suspicious bugs. anything found at the ports or
airports comes here. the danger isn't just to crops. giant african smiles now multiplying in florida can spread deadly diseases. >> we found they're big and they eat a lot but they also carry parasites that are bad for humans. i believe you can eastbound die from the parasites. >> reporter: on the east coast, they are fighting the emerald ash bore are and asian longhorn beetle which are wiping out trees enmasse. >> reporter: in the war on stink bugs, the usda set of a line of traps at the edge of bob black's farm trying to find away to stop them. >> we still don't know the rhyme or reason of why they're feeding, when, where. >> reporter: we discover a beat until a tile shipment from
italy. cargo found withest may be destroyed or sent back. sherry ly, fox 5 news. >> just last week, customs and border patrol announced it intercepted an invasive beetle in baltimore. >> it is the first time the beetle had been found in the u.s. if an envies i-5 pest gets into the country, it can cost billions of dollars to eradicate. -- if an invasive pest gets into the country, it can cost billions of dollars to eradicate. >> sports breakfast is coming up.
georgetown tried to tip off a basketball season with a game against florida on board the u.s.s. about the ataan aircraft carrier friday night. >> it ended up being caps eled after the half time due to the
condensation on the court because of the humidity. smith rivera came off the bench to lead the hoyas with 19 points. they beat the dukes 61-5 #. d.c. united kicked off the eastern conference final against houston. united scored first on a goal by nick deleon. but the dip mow would score three second half goals and go on to win 3-1. -- the dynamo would score three second half goals and go on to win 3-16789. the battle between the eagles and cowboys, michael vick was forced to leave with a concussion. dallas would score three touchdowns in a span of two minutes and 35 seconds. the cowboys win 3-23 and this, by the way, philly's fifth straight loss. the ravens hosted the raiders and this one would be an offensive explosion. joe flaco threw for 341 yards. jones added a 105-yard